Thursday, March 19, 2009
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Initiating Mutual Understanding through Student Exchange (IMUSE) aims to foster mutual curiosity, respect, and understanding between people in China and North America by providing top college and graduate students from these regions an intimate forum for discussion and deep personal reflection about the key issues affecting China and their own regions today. IMUSE currently has three primary goals:
Socially intimate and intellectually meaningful face-to-face interactions among a small group of promising North American and Chinese college and university students to increase mutual curiosity, trust, and understanding among them;
Development and maintenance of an alumni network to effect high-impact, positive social change through the continued collaboration of former participants of IMUSE events;
Maintenance of a strong partnership among its satellites at Harvard, Tsinghua, and Peking Universities to maximize fruitful international exchange among members of our staff.
These goals are achieved through a variety of means, the most important of which is an annual conference among top college and graduate students from North America and China in Beijing. Other events overseen by IMUSE include but are not limited to essay, photography, and other creative work competitions; campus speaker events; social gatherings; mini-conferences for alumni in China and North America, and more.
Welcome to IMUSE!
The IMUSE 2009 Beijing Summer Fellowship Program will bring thirty outstanding students from Chinese and American colleges and graduate schools together from August 9 to August 21, 2009 to share their opinions, experience Chinese culture, and learn from one another. During the fellowship, Chinese and American delegates will participate alongside one another in a variety of activities designed to be both academically and personally enriching. Delegates will participate in panel discussion events with a student audience, where they will discuss the pertinent issues facing Chinese-American relations today. They will interact with and learn from distinguished guest speakers, which in past IMUSE events have included distinguished academics and celebrities from both America and China. As IMUSE is strongly committed to improving the quality of life for individuals in both countries, the fellowship will include a short period of public service within an underprivileged community. Other activities and workshops will cover a variety of topics from politics to pop culture to food. All events will be carried out in English, and no knowledge of Chinese is necessary.
In an effort to help students become familiar with Beijing and all that it has to offer, IMUSE will facilitate tours to sites of cultural interest as well as major businesses and government offices within the city. In addition, two days of the fellowship will be spent visiting a village outside Beijing, granting delegates a rare opportunity to glimpse the rural China so often overlooked by Western visitors. In order to help document their experiences, delegates will each keep a blog during the two weeks that will be uploaded onto the IMUSE website.
Students will stay the two weeks in a hotel and have all necessary living expenses paid for, including accommodations, food, ground transportation, and $500 toward transportation to and from Beijing.
IMUSE hopes that this dynamic, multidisciplinary, and challenging two weeks will expose both American and Chinese delegates to a better understanding of each other, and foster friendships and relationships that last long after the two weeks have ended.
The program will include 15 delegates from North American schools and 15 delegates from Chinese schools. All students in an American postsecondary school (including two- and four-year colleges, graduate schools, and vocational, technical, and trade schools) are eligible to apply. Students need not be American citizens to apply. Applications to be an American delegate are currently open and are due on April 1, 2009.
Select applicants will be contacted for English-language Skype interviews shortly after the application deadline, and fellows will be announced in late April.
Friday, March 6, 2009
The China Education Initiative (CEI) is an innovative non-profit organization primarily supported by the Ford Foundation that addresses educational inequality in low-income Chinese communities with high incidences of minority populations.
We work in partnership with:
- Princeton in Asia
- The Woodrow Wilson School's China and the World Program (CWP)
- Tsinghua University
- Peking University - two of the most renowned academic institutions in China
- The Chinese Communist Youth League’s (CYL) ‘Graduate Student Volunteer Program’
CEI operates with the approval of the Chinese central government and is the first and only volunteer organization in the PRC to pair graduates from top universities in the US and China in a long-term service initiative. We are now recruiting promising future leaders to serve as fully-sponsored teaching fellows for 2009-2010 in China.
Our website is currently under construction. Please click on the following links to download Word documents of important information to be submitted.
Please submit your application to firstname.lastname@example.org by December 1st, 2008. Please submit all of your documents in the following fashion, and ask your references to do the same: LastName_FirstName_UniversityName_Application OR Reference
Tuesday, February 3, 2009
If you are interested in it, please get in touch with us through our email:email@example.com
ESCP-EAP Paris Summer Session
from June 2 to July 10, 2009
We are happy to announce the Summer Session management program at ESCP-EAP at our campus in the heart of Paris! This 5 weeks program at ESCP-EAP Paris offers 7 management courses and is addressed to students from our partner universities, interested in studying at the Master's in Management level during the summer in Paris.
All courses are in English. There are full courses and half courses.
A full course = 30 contact hours = 5 ECTS
A half course = 15 contact hours = 2,5 ECTS
Students may choose to attend the equivalent of 3 full courses (90 contact hours maximum)
Courses will take place twice a week in 3 hours sessions each.
There are no tuition fees for students from our partner universities.
ADVANCED MANAGEMENT ELECTIVES (30 hours = 5 ECTS)
OA08/A7 – Business experience
Teacher: Christopher Kobrak
Wednesday 13h30-16h30 and Thursday 17h00 - 20h00
This course will introduce students to the role of business in modern western society. It is designed to form a link between historical and business studies. Though business activity and institutions have had an enormous impact in shaping the modern world, most students of society and even business practitioners have little sense of how commercial undertakings have evolved and interacted with other social institutions.
LAOD/A7 - The European model: does the European model lead to a European model of doing business?
Teacher: Pierre Morel
Monday 9h -12h and Friday 13h30 -16h30
This course aims at familiarizing participants with the different stages of the construction of a Single Market in Europe. It focuses both on the elements which bind this Union and on the hurdles which prevent it from moving ahead more quickly. Participants will be exposed to the traditions and habits which, in spite of growing European harmonization and regulation, may keep many business approaches and decisions purely local in their nature.
OA01/A7 - Positional bargaining: negotiation workshop
Teacher: Leslie Shaw
Monday 17h-20h and Tuesday 17h-20h
Good negotiation skills are the key to professional and personal success. At the end of this workshop you will be able to : Plan and conduct a negotiation, solo or as part of a team, Employ appropriate strategies and tactics, Break deadlock and resolve conflicts Positional Bargaining© : 4 Step Method - Prepare Objectives - Information - Concessions - Variables - Strategy - Teamwork - Argue Communication Protocol - Signalling - Propose Concessions - Conditions - Linking - Packaging – Bargain etc.
MA06/A7 –Marketing strategy and performances
Teachers: Sandrine Macé and Alain Ollivier
Tuesday 13h30-16h30 and Thursday 9h00- 12h00
This course is designed to familiarize students with the strategic and tactical decision-making in a competitive environment.
MB03/A7 –International Business Management
Teacher: Andreas Kaplan
Wednesday 9h00-12h00 and Friday 9h00-12h00
Since the end of World War II, the trend toward Free Trade and accelerating technological change has been pulling the world's economies and people closer together in a process we call globalization. In this context, this course is designed to introduce students to the key issues companies face when conducting business internationally. In our class, we will draw on different functional areas to examine some of the central ideas and processes in managing businesses across boundaries.
INTRODUCTORY MANAGEMENT ELECTIVES (15 hours = 2.5 ECTS)
BE77/A7- Supply chain management
Teacher : Valérie Moatti
Tuesday 9h-12h (end of the semester – from 23/06/09)
And Thursday 13h30-16h30 (end of the semester - from 25/06/09)
- To understand the managerial principles of Supply Chain Management- To know the main trends and issues in the field of Supply Chain Management- To understand the interaction between Supply Chain Management and the principal functions of the company (marketing, strategy, finance, logistics)
BE78/A7 - The progress towards excellence : the tools, the fads, and the real way
Teacher : Isaac Getz
Monday 13h30-16h30 (start of the semester)
and Wednesday 17h-20h (start of the semester)
Nowadays, it's hard to pass by a shop without reading “we're ISO 9000 certified”. Why such a rush for a simple standard? In fact for many companies it's just following a quality management fad. However, some do not fall in the trap. They do use the management tools, such as TQM or 6 Sigma for quality, but first of all they are aware of the British saying “A fool with a tool is still a fool”.
ESCP-EAP has no accommodation on-campus. However, the school has an agreement with a student residence called “Le Vivaldi”. The Residence is about 35 minutes away by metro and there is a direct bus from the residence to the school which takes about 25 minutes. Rent is about 699 euros for a 20 sq meter studio and 586 euros for a 18 sq meter studette (all equipped with a bathroom and a small kitchen). Rent includes electricity, water and heating. Students need to buy their own dishes and linen.
Please note that availabilities at the residence can only be notified by May 2009.
Students can also apply for accommodation at the Cite Universitaire Internationale : www.ciup.fr
They can also choose to look for a private flat. However they should be aware that it is very difficult to find a flat in Paris for a short term rental.
Students can regularly check for accommodation ads published on the school intranet.
A response by February 16th 2009 would be much appreciated for nominations of your students.
I enclose an application form and course choice form that your student can fill out and send back to me by email before February 27th 2009. Students can choose a maximum of 90 hours (3 courses of 30 hours or the equivalent of one 30 hours course in 2x15 hours course)
Please note that some courses may be cancelled because of a low demand.
For additional information please do not hesitate to contact me.
International Office - Incoming Students
79, avenue de la République
75543 Paris cedex 11, France
Ph: +33 1 49 23 20 20
Fax : +33 1 49 23 21 00
May 24 – June 26, 2009
CALL FOR APPLICATION: Volunteer with Dream Corps InternationalLearn, Inspire, Teach, and Serve in Rural ChinaPROGRAMDream Corps is recruiting 30 to 40 international volunteers to participate in its 2009 Summer Volunteer Program in rural villages and urban migrant communities of China.
Volunteers will take part in activities that include
• Building basic library infrastructures
• Developing library management system
• Reading programs
• English teaching
• Facilitating community initiatives and projects
• Community understanding
The program consists of 3 days of training in Beijing, 3 weeks of volunteer work on assigned volunteer sites, and 3 days of concluding camp in Beijing.
This is an exciting opportunity for students, researchers, and young professionals interested in international development, rural education, and the non-profit sector in China. Our past volunteers were from 12 different countries and regions and were primarily undergraduate and graduate students.Language: ability to speak Chinese is not imperative, but is highly preferred.
While no fee is charged, volunteers shall cover all of their travel, board and lodging expenses during the program, including airfare for the traveling to China. Typical total expense per person during the program is around 250 US dollars. Volunteers from mainland China and team leaders are eligible for modest amount of financial assistance.
1: Online Application
a. Application form
b. Personal Statement (see guideline below for details)
c. Resume or CV
Application deadline is March 02, 2009. Because we have a rolling application process and our volunteer positions fill up quickly, we strongly encourage you to apply as early as possible. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. There is no application fee.
STEP 2: InterviewApplications are typically reviewed within a week. Qualified applicants will be interviewed over the phone or in person.
STEP 3: Notification of DecisionFinal decision will be sent to you no later than March 15.
If you have any more questions regarding our program, please visit Dream Corps 2009 Summer Program FAQ. If you have any questions regarding the application and volunteer selection process, please contact the Recruitment Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org..
Jan 25: Online application opens March 2: Online application officially closesMarch 15: All acceptances notified May 23: Team leader training May 24: Official program starts June 26: Program end
CLICK HERE TO APPLY NOW!
Important: please have your Personal Statement (see below for guidelines) and Resume/CV in plain text format and ready for copy and paste before proceeding to the application.
PERSONAL STATEMENT GUIDELINES
Please keep your statement between 300-500 English words or 500-700 Chinese characters. As a general guideline, please cover the following:
1. Why do you want to volunteer with Dream Corps?
2. You previous social work or volunteer experience? Please include dates, locations, activities, and your roles.
3. Have you traveled or lived in rural China? For how long? If not, have you traveled or lived internationally? For how long? If so, please describe briefly (locations, dates and activities).
4. Have you had any teaching or tutoring experience? If so, please describe briefly (subjects, target audience and formats)
5. Do you hope to conduct a personal or academic research project during your possible stay in China with Dream Corps? If so, please describe briefly.
6.What do you believe are the values of books and reading to the lives of underprivileged children in China?
Call for application letter (English version) (PDF)
Recruitment Poster (PDF, JPG)
International students interested in summer studies at Copenhagen Business School, Northern Europe's largest business school
All CBS students
Danish students from other institutions of higher education
Professionals seeking to further develop their knowledge and skills
This six-week summer offers students the option of completing the equivalent of a half semester (15 ECTS credits) in a multicultural environment. A full load consists of two of the courses taught by outstanding academics. The International Summer University Program includes both undergraduate and graduate level courses.
Active involvement of international senior executives from Danish and multinational companies will be an integral part of many of the courses.
Summer in the City?
Definitely worth considering when the city is Copenhagen where the streets are filled with sidewalk cafes and the midnight sky is never darker than a deep blue. Close to the city and waiting for you to discover are quaint mediaeval towns, white beaches and lovely forests. You can walk the winding streets of the old city center or see it from a canal boat. Start your visit at the city of Copenhagen's website www.visitcopenhagen.com .
Your extra-curricular activities will include many things such as getting to know both modern Danish Design and Architecture, as well as a little of the Iron and Viking Ages. Travel is easy from Copenhagen and on a weekend you can take a cruise to Oslo for a variation on the Scandinavian theme or a train trip to Berlin to see how East and West are getting along.
Both international as well as national students can participate in the program. Please check under “prospective students” for further information on admission requirements. Depending on whether you are an international or national students you should contact different offices regarding your application and admission to the program: All international students should work with the ISUP Secretariat at the International Office, while all national students should work with the Electives Secretariat until after the first week of ISUP 2009 classes.
The application deadline for all students is March 1st, 2009.
International Summer University Program The International Office
International Summer University Program The International Office
Telephone: +45 3815 3006 (reception
Telephone: +45 3815 3085
Sunday, February 1, 2009
For AY 2009-10 almost 100 scholarships will be offered to outstanding students worldwide who have an international profile and demonstrate excellent academic abilities and high academic motivation.Just to give you an overall idea, the features of these scholarships include:
- Tuition waiver, valued at approximately € 10,000 per year;
- Accommodation on Bocconi Campus residencies or an annual scholarship of € 3,500 (gross).
For further information you can visit our website at www.ir.unibocconi.eu (section for International Students) or you can write to email@example.com.
It is with great pleasure that we announce this program for the third year, and we trust we will be able to extend it even further in the years to come.